Fine windblown dust that can form soil.
The major crop that is the basis of the diet.
People that herd and do not stay in one place.
The land that can be used to grow crops. In China, only 15% of the land is arable.
Act in China that allows people to have only 1 child in the city and sometimes 2 children in the countryside.
A ruling family that holds power for many years.
Based on the ideas of Confucius. The goal is to act according to one's role in society, and honor family.
Philosophy of seeking the natural way of the universe. The goal is to follow the dao--which is the rhythm of the universe. They studied nature to harmonize with it's rhythm.
Based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha. The goal is to become free of the pain and suffering of the world.
An economic system in which the government controls a country's economy.
People and individuals make decisions about the economy.
severe food shortage
Emperor during the Qin dynasty, created uniform written language and connected parts of the great wall.
The founder of Buddhism
Leader of the nationalist party in China
Leader of the communist party, and introduced the great leap forward
great leap forward
Mao wanted China to produce more steel. As a result many people died of hunger.
capital of China
Plateau of Tibet
The world's largest plateau in west China.
a landlocked socialist republic in central Asia
the longest river in China